Tykkä and Kasitonni selected to the international competition @ Oberhausen Film Festival

Retrospective by Salla Tykkä (b. 1973) and Finnish Midsummer 2169 by Anssi Kasitonni (b. 1978) have been selected to the international competition of the 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen through AV-arkki’s distribution. The festival will mark the world premiere for Tykkä’s Retrospective, an elegy for analog cameras in a form of a short film essay. Kasitonni’s fable about a daring female vampire bat will have its international premiere at Oberhausen.

Ars Fennica awarded media artist and filmmaker Mika Taanila (b. 1965) is a member of this year’s international jury along with Andrés Denegri (Buenos Aires), Stella Händler (Basel), Marta Kuzma (Stockholm), and Joanna Raczynska (Washington).

AV-arkki presents recent Finnish media art works and experimental shorts at the Distributors’ Screening

A number of international distributors and institutions specialising in art film and avant-garde film present selections from their latest catalogues at Oberhausen. The result is a showcase of current international avant-garde and video art production, featuring established filmmakers and artists as well as new discoveries.  AV-arkki’s screening takes place on Friday, the 6th of May at 17:00 in Lichtburg Filmpalast/Sunset. The showcase is curated by AV-arkki’s director Hanna Maria Anttila. The films included in the screening are:

The Powder of Sympathy by Tuomas A. Laitinen, 2015, 8’36”

KARAKIA, The Resetting Ceremony by Sasha Huber, 2015, 5’20”

Picasso by Jaakko Pallasvuo, 2014, 5’56”

Log Head by Maarit Suomi-Väänänen, 2015, 8′

Landlording S01E01 ‘Public Funding’ by Kimmo Modig & Tuomas A. Laitinen, 2015, 7’28”

Transit by Lauri Astala, 2014, 9’30”

Theme Park by Risto-Pekka Blom, 2015, 4’55”

Primus Tempus by Azar Saivar, 2014, 5’17”

Other distributors included in the programme are Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst (Germany), Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (Canada), Circuit Artist Film & Video Aotearoa (New Zealand), Electronic Arts Intermix (USA). Filmform – The Art Film & Video Archive (Sweden), ImageMovement (Germany), Light Cone (France), LIMA (Netherlands), LUX (Great Britain), Sixpackfilm (Austria), Video Data Bank (USA), Vtape (Canada). AV-arkki is a proud member of DINAMO » Distribution Network of Artists’ Moving Image Organizations.

62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, 5.-10.5.2016

More Information: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is one of the most important experimental film festivals world wide. AV-arkki has participated in the festival for several years, with the aim of presenting and promoting Finnish media art abroad. We are happy to continue our warm collaboration with Oberhausen in 2016!

AV-arkki’s director Hanna Maria Anttila will be attending Oberhausen Film Festival from Thursday to Monday. Please contact her in advance to schedule meetings during the festival.

AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.